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GDPR Consultant Job Description

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Example of a GDPR Consultant Job Description


Data Protection

  • Inform, advise and issue recommendations to the Company regarding compliance with data protection laws including GDPR, and Company policies and guidelines with respect to data protection;
  • Identification of business processes and systems that relate to personal data and are deemed in-scope for GDPR.
  • Review commercial agreements and contracts, including Data Processing agreements with data processors;
  • Manage escalated queries from all parts of the business, bringing them to resolution by developing effective solutions;
  • Develop and roll out a programme of staff awareness training to achieve compliance and foster a culture of data privacy within the organisation;
  • Develop communications strategy in line with company’s strategy to engage with the key stakeholders

Risk Management

  • Conduct risk assessments for high-risk processing in connection with GDPR requirements, including data security, security breach notifications, privacy by design, legitimate interest, purpose limitation and fair processing;
  • Represent the company in dealing with Data Protection Commission Officers, including complaints and data breach notifications;
  • Track and maintain a log of all incidents, complaints, data breaches and notifications;
  • Promote data security police within the company and provide advice on new projects or business


  • Solid experience in managing and implementing data protection programmes;
  • Bachelor degree in relevant subject;
  • Have a proven track record of analysing work flows/ processes/system and effectively documenting them;
  • Proven track record of successfully leading and managing internal and 3rd party teams;
  • Must have good people skills and the ability to interact and communicate effectively, orally and in writing, across all levels.